College Football Playoff rankings: Why Michigan was left out

Michigan was not among the top 25 when the College Football Playoff selection committee released its rankings for Week 11. Committee chair Kirby Hocutt explained why on ESPN after the rankings were revealed:

Wisconsin led the Big Ten at No. 8 in the latest rankings, followed by Michigan State at No. 12, Ohio State at No. 13 and Penn State at No. 14. Let’s take a look at Michigan’s schedule so far:

Michigan football schedule 2017

Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result
9/2 vs. Florida (Arlington, Texas) W, 33-17 ABC
9/9 vs. Cincinnati W, 36-14 ABC
9/16 vs. Air Force W, 29-13 BTN
9/23 at Purdue W, 28-10 FOX
10/7 vs. Michigan State L, 10-14 ABC
10/14 at Indiana W, 27-20 ABC
10/21 at Penn State L, 42-13 ABC
10/28 vs. Rutgers W, 35-14 BTN
11/4 vs. Minnesota W, 33-10 FOX
11/11 at Maryland TBA TBA
11/18 at Wisconsin TBA TBA
11/25 vs. Ohio State 12 p.m. FOX

Michigan’s strength of schedule isn’t looking to great. Florida cratered, and its best conference win is either Purdue or Indiana. A win over Maryland wouldn’t necessarily help the Wolverines’ profile, but a win next week over Wisconsin definitely would.

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